The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida has an ambitious agenda for the next five years focused on expanding graduate programs, research capabilities, facilities, and recruiting highly talented faculty. A new state-of-the-art engineering building housing research laboratories including a new wind tunnel and sup-porting facilities is under construction and will be completed by the spring of 2017 in support of this agenda.
The Department invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, although an appointment at the Professor level may be considered. Successful candidates for the Assistant rank should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong research pro-gram and to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants for the Associate rank should have an exemplary record of teaching and scholarly activities including externally funded research. Appointment at the Professor rank may be considered for individuals with exceptional qualifications and national recognition. We intend to fill this position starting in August 2017. The preferred area of expertise is Dynamics and Control, with specialization in As-tronautics and Space Applications. However, applicants in all areas of Aerospace Engineering will be considered.
Current research thrust areas of the Department include: aeroacoustic modeling, rotorcraft aero-dynamics, flow control, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, autonomous unmanned air and ground vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization.
The Department offers bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. The undergraduate program is the nation’s largest with about 1300 full-time students and has been ranked #1 in its category by U.S. News and World Report for the past sixteen years. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.
An earned doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is required. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research and teaching plan, and the names of at least three references. For more information about the position and application process, please visit our careers site, http://eraucareers.erau.edu, and view requisition #160296.